The first images and poster have been released for The Legend of Tarzan, Warner Brothers’ new live-action take on author Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ Tarzan stories.
The movie stars True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard in the title role. He’s joined by The Wolf of Wall Street breakout Margot Robbie, who will also be seen playing Harley Quinn in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, as Jane; Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond) as Chief Mbonga; Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, The Avengers) as George Washington Williams; and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained) as the villain, Captain Leon Rom.
You can read more about the movie and see the images and poster below.
Unlike the usual adaptations of the story, in which a boy is raised by apes, The Legend of Tarzan will change things up a bit. Instead the movie will pick up after Tarzan has left the jungle and been reintroduced into society, before being convinced to return.
Here’s a description of the movie from USA Today, who also shared the images seen below:
The movie finds John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, a decade removed from his home in the Congo and fully entrenched as a British gentleman in 1880s Victorian London, with his beloved wife Jane (Margot Robbie) by his side.
He’s left his African home behind “” his early days are seen in flashbacks “” but is constantly reminded of his earlier exploits and gets invited back as an emissary of Parliament. While hesitant at first, Tarzan eventually returns to the Congo, old friends as well as Jane are put in serious danger, and his latest cliff-jumping, vine-swinging story kicks off from there.
The Legend of Tarzan is directed by David Yates, who previously directed the final four installments of the Harry Potter franchise, and the movie is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 1, 2016.